Department of Political and Social Sciences

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I’ve been an adjunct professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra from January 2020. I’m responsible for the course Quantitative Methodology I: Informational and Mathematical Tools. The course serves as an introduction into math, statistics, and quantitative analysis for first-year political science students. In 2017-18 and 2018-19 I was also part of the team that taught this course, albeit in different roles. In 2018-19 I taught the seminars of a similar course to Criminology students.

I am also PhD candidate at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. My research focuses on changes in political party ideologies, especially in the shape of convergence on the center, by the parties in authoritarian settings. My thesis is titled “Rise of the Moderates under Authoritarianism.”

This year I’m a PhD representative to the Academic Committee of the Political and Social Sciences Department.

I hold an MA degree in Area studies from University of Tehran, Iran, and a BSc in IT engineering from University of Isfahan, Iran.

My main areas of research interest are: party politics, authoritarianism, electoral systems, and Middle Eastern politics (especially related to Iran).

My writings have been published at the BBC, Foreign Policy, TRT World, and a number of Iranian papers, and I’ve also appeared on numerous international media.